Speaking in New York, President Erdogan suggested that the numbers of troops on the border with Iraq are subject to change depending on the circumstances.
Turkey views the YPG to be an affiliate of the outlawed PKK, but the US considers the group to be a key ally in the fight against Daesh in Syria.
A rally supporting the outlawed PKK in Cologne has left some German media outlets giving credence to Turkish claims of double standards.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the independence referendum planned by the government of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq could spark fresh conflicts in the region.
Just a week before the Kurdistan Regional Government’s now suspended referendum in northern Iraq, Turkish tanks and army move to the southern border.
At the UNGA debate session in New York, Turkey's president is expected to raise the country's refugee issue, as well as Syria's war, in search of a common agenda leading to a solution.
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